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Long-awaited Google Now voice controls might soon be coming to Nest

Based on some recently discovered features, it appears that Nest will soon integrate with Google Now, making temperature adjustments possible via spoken commands on your smartphone.
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Google’s Nexus 9 is $100 off if you add it to a two-year contract at AT&T

HTC is making its return to tablets with Google. The two have partnered up for the Nexus 9, the first Nexus device with a 64-bit processor. Here's what we know about the new tablet, available for order October 17.
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Google Fit tracks your steps offline and logs 100 more activities

Google Fit received a big update, which allows for offline step tracking and supports 100 new activities. The app also works on Android Wear now, so users can go exercise with their smartwatch only, while keeping tabs on activity levels.
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You can now officially download YouTube for Android videos, as long as you’re in Asia

If you live in India, Indonesia, or the Philippines, you can now download YouTube videos to watch later. However, there are some catches, such as a 48-hour time limit and the functionality being region-specific.
Mobile

Vsenn’s modular smartphone will let you swap operating systems

Finnish startup Vsenn, founded by a former Nokia project manager, is producing a modular smartphone to take on Google's Project Ara. It promises owners will be able to upgrade many aspects of the phone, from the screen size to the OS.
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Cheeky Amazon forced into launching new, stripped down Android app

After Amazon sneaked its own Android app store into the Play Store, Google changed its policy to force its removal. Amazon has replaced it with a stripped down alternative shopping app.
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Huawei plays with fire, plans Honor 6 Plus smartphone launch for December 16

Huawei has a new phone to launch next week, and it's almost certain to be called the Honor 6 Plus, and be a larger, more capable version of the recently launched Honor 6. Sound familiar?
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Google pulled the plug on the Nexus 5, so you’d better hurry if you want one

Google's Nexus 5 is disappearing from store shelves, after a report surfaced that Google has stopped producing the device for good. The Nexus 5 is already sold out on the Play Store.
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2014 is the year of health and fitness apps, says Google

Google has been crunching data in the last few weeks of 2014, and it turns out Health and Fitness is the year's fastest growing category in the Google Play store, echoing the fitness wearable trend.
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Rumor says HTC’s over smartwatches, has plans for a different kind of wearable

According to a new report, HTC will show its first wearable device at CES 2015, but it won't be a smartwatch. Instead, it'll apparently be something different to anything else on sale.
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Meet Gyro Skate, the $2 cause of your smartphone’s untimely demise

Gyro Skate, originally an iOS app, is an Android app that uses your phone's gyro sensor to perform flips and swings. Of course, the risk of your phone meeting its untimely end is pretty high.
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Google’s quirky Cardboard VR viewer now has its own corner of the Play Store

Remember Cardboard -- The quirky VR viewer Google revealed earlier this year? It has received its first update, which includes a dedicated app, a Collections page inside the Play Store, plus new tools for developers.